Cinedigm Corp unveiled its new, flagship streaming service – Cineverse. Available today at cineverse.com, and across iOS, Android and Roku apps, Cineverse plans to offer the world’s largest streaming film & television library and will leverage next-generation technology to make it fun, easy and intuitive for users to stream their passions.
Cineverse is focused on several core areas :
- Content Selection – As the largest streaming companies in the world reduce their film and TV offerings in order to chase a big-budget tentpole model, hundreds of thousands of films and series are not available to consumers. Cineverse aims to build the world’s largest film and television library, offering the immense diversity and variety that viewers are being denied on subscription-based services. Fans can now easily access linear channels and on-demand titles in one place, browsing through the genres they love from anime and horror to sci-fi/fantasy, comedy, music, independent film and more. Cineverse plans to add more than 10,000 additional films and television episodes by the end of the year and several hundred thousand more over the next three years. Cinedigm will launch with entertainment content from its own streaming library provided by more than 600 licensors and expects to dramatically expand the licensor pool over the coming year.Also, at the center of Cineverse is a starting lineup of free, ad-supported streaming television (FAST) linear channels that showcase Cinedigm-owned and managed channels including AsianCrush, Bloody Disgusting, The Bob Ross Channel, The Country Channel, CONtv, CONtv Anime, Crime Hunters, Docurama, The Dove Channel, The Elvis Presley Channel, Fandor and Screambox.
Through the Company’s partnership with leading cloud-based SaaS technology provider Amagi, Cineverse will offer a wide array of (FAST) linear channels. In the coming months, the company anticipates adding a broad range of additional curated channels from Amagi‘s CONTENT PLUS marketplace, monetized using Amagi‘s first-party ad platform, Amagi ADS PLUS.
- Value – In a rapidly evolving marketplace where the largest subscription-based streaming services are now expecting viewers to pay more for less, and, in some cases, pay to watch ads, Cineverse will pursue a fully free ad-supported business model at launch.
- Ad Experience – Cineverse will dramatically lower the frequency of repeat advertisements and through Matchpoint’s advanced capabilities will utilize AI-based technology to ensure ad breaks that don’t interfere with the user experience by interrupting the flow of a movie or occurring mid-dialogue.
Cineverse was built fully utilizing the company’s proprietary streaming technology platform, Matchpoint™. This platform provides several key advantages, including the ability to scale up to millions of titles and millions of simultaneous users, AI-based content recognition and processing, and more. In the coming months, Matchpoint will bring significant new enhancements to Cineverse, including:
- Natural Language Search (NLP) – Cineverse will deploy natural language search in the coming months. This will allow users to conversationally interact with Cineverse‘s guide through natural speech or text dialogue, the same way one would interact with a human recommender.
- Contextual and emotional search – Unlike most “like to like” search algorithms, Cineverse will focus on helping users find the right content, at the right time, suited for their current device and mood leveraging AI as well as advanced contextual tagging from partners like Katch and others.
- Next-Generation feature support – As the streaming market evolves, Cineverse is designed from the ground up to support new features, including gamification, NFTs, and loyalty rewards.
Is Cineverse On Other Platforms
Right Now Cineverse is available on Roku as well as iOS and Android mobile devices. The Company plans on expanding application support for all major Connected TV platforms in the coming months, with Samsung, Amazon Fire TV, Vizio, LG, Apple TV, and Android TV apps coming to market over the next quarter. Next-generation search features are currently in development and will debut in the coming months.